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Buzzard and name on white discClwydian Way

Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire

196 km / 122 miles
From Prestatyn this circular route, first developed by North Wales Ramblers and created to celebrate the Millennium, takes the Clwydian Range south to Llangollen intertwining with Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, and then turns west along the Llantysilio Range to Corwen through some of North Wales' finest countryside. The return to the start is via Clocaenog Forest and Llyn Brenig. En route the walker is taken to the historic towns of Llangollen, Corwen, Ruthin (nearby), St. Asaph and Rhuddlan (nearby). Prestatyn is well served by bus and rail connections. The walk links with the North Wales Path and the Mynydd Hiraethog & Denbigh Moors Footpath amongst others. It is waymarked and on public rights of way and now named on OS maps.

The area is a haven for wildlife with many bird species and in particular ravens, Red and Black Grouse and buzzards. These birds of prey have made a comeback in the area and can be seen soaring high in the sky. Foxes, otters and, at dusk, badgers can sometimes be observed in their natural habitat.

From Llyn Brenig, an alternative more northerly moorland route up over the Mynydd Hiraethog and through Llansannan has spectacular views of the mountains of Snowdonia, returning to the main route via Denbigh. Walkers with less time can use link paths providing three circuits: South 88 miles, West 54 miles and North 42 miles.


Waymark: Buzzard and name on white disc
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Buzzard and name on white disc
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: SJ061838 - Prestatyn, Denbighshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2000
Web Sites: Clwydian Way


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 116, 117, 125
OS Landranger Active 116, 117, 125
OS Explorer 18, 255, 256, 264, 265, 266
OS Explorer Active 18, 255, 256, 264, 265, 266

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Route Profile:

189.0 km (117.4 miles)
5,186 m (17,014 ft) ascent
542 m (1,778 ft)  maximum height

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